Sep 16, 2012

Dixon S. Miles: Bad General or Worst General?

(Wikipedia) - Dixon Stansbury Miles (May 4, 1804 – September 16, 1862) was a career United States Army officer who served in the Mexican-American War and the Indian Wars. He was mortally wounded as he surrendered his Union garrison in the Battle of Harpers Ferry during the American Civil War. Continued

Miles' sorry ass is buried in St. James Cemetery, Monkton, Maryland. Photo by Kim Choate. Photo of Miles is from the Library of Congress.